We talked about first impression. Last impression. I supposed it is a topic close to our heart, (professional heart that is, if there is such thing) since we are in communications field.
People often talked about the importance of first impression. To me last impression is just as important.
Last impression is more complicated than first impression though. Because is the sum of all the impression people gather from the first time they met us until the very last minute.
It is probably an impression closer to the truth as well. Again, since it is the sum of all our actions and words, whose control has gotten looser as we are unable to keep our true personalities hidden.
It is the lingering impression people keep in their head and most probably tell other people about. We all know how poisonous grape-vine can be.
An actor is only as good as his last film. A writer is only as good as her last book.